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How much does directors and officers insurance (D&O) cost?

The cost of directors and officers insurance depends on your tech business’s level of risk, as well as your policy limit and deductible.

Median directors and officers insurance costs for tech businesses

Tech businesses pay a median premium of $451 per month or $5,408 per year for directors and officers insurance. The cost of D&O insurance depends on a number of factors, including the size of your business, the makeup of your board of directors, and your prior claims history.

Policy limits and deductibles affect the cost of directors and officers insurance

Among TechInsurance customers who purchase directors and officers insurance, the median policy limit is $2 million and the median deductible is $10,000. This means that policy priced at the median would cover up to $2 million in claims per year, less the $10,000 deductible.

Policies with lower limits will cost less. You can also save money by paying a higher deductible. However, high deductible options may cost more in the long run.

Tips for saving money on directors and officers insurance

Bundle it with employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). Some insurance providers allow tech companies to bundle D&O insurance with EPLI. This package often costs less than purchasing each policy separately.

Pay your annual premium up front. When you purchase a policy, you can pay your premium in either monthly or annual installments. The annual premium often costs less than paying month by month.

Risk management. Technology companies with no previous directors and officers claims on their insurance will have lower premiums. Your business can avoid claims by taking steps to manage risks, such as:

  • Monitoring and standardizing employment practices
  • Educating the board of directors on corporate bylaws
  • Prioritizing compliance with industry standards
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Updated: April 14, 2022